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    DescriptionAncient people, like modern, spent much of their lives engaged in and thinking about competitions: both organised competitions with rules, audiences and winners, such as Olympic and gladiatorial games, and informal, indefinite, often violent, competition for fundamental goals such as power, wealth and honour. The varied papers in this book form a case for viewing competition for superiority as a major force in ancient history, including the earliest human societies and the Assyrian and Aztec empires. Papers on Greek history explore the idea of competitiveness as peculiarly Greek, the intense and complex quarrel at the heart of Homer's "Iliad", and the importance of formal competitions in the creation of new political and social identities in archaic Sicyon and classical Athens. Papers on the Roman world shed fresh light on Republican elections, through a telling parallel from Renaissance Venice, on modes of competitive display of wealth and power evident in elite villas in Italy in the imperial period, and on the ambiguities in the competitive self-representations of athletes, sophists and emperors.


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    Title
    Competition in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Fisher, By (author) Hans Van Wees
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781905125487
    ISBN 10: 1905125488
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 302.14
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, SEL027000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: BF637.C47 C66 2011
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 930.079
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, plans
    Publisher
    Classical Press of Wales
    Imprint name
    Classical Press of Wales
    Publication date
    26 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Swansea